I found myself with a spare hour or so this evening and started putting washing and other items away that had been left downstairs. As I went to put something in the spare room, my attention was drawn to the area of clutter in front of the window. I sort of knew what was there, but it just needed sorting and organising. It was mainly unwanted clothes from the girls’ rooms that I haven’t bagged up yet, along with plastic containers and bags full of paperwork, toys, games and books. Under there somewhere was also a broken wii drum set. It was a real mess and I was determined (and in the right mood) to make the corner look better this evening.
As I picked each item up, I added it to the categories that I’d created over the other side of the room last week (this whole room is work in progress). I also moved the plastic tubs up against the wall as that made more sense, and on top of that I stacked some items that haven’t got categories or homes yet. As I mentioned in the kitchen decluttering blog the other day, it’s easier to sort things out when the area is tidy.
Once everything was out of the way, I decluttered and wiped down the windowsill and could actually get to the window. I think that my husband must have been struggling to open this window while he’s been working. My daughter came into the room just as I had finishing and commented on how clear that side of the room looked and that she hadn’t seen the radiator in ages!
As a result of my very productive hour, I ended up with another couple of charity bags full of stuff, which I obviously can’t do much about at the moment so they are sitting with the other ones. I have also bagged up some clothes for my friend’s daughter so that I can give them to her after lockdown.
To finish the evening nicely, my daughter and I cuddled up and watched a lovely ‘feel good’ film called Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.